Grays Harbor unemployment down one-tenth to 7%

Unemployment in Grays Harbor County ticked down one-tenth of a percentage point in December, to 7%. That compares to 3.9% statewide.

In Pacific County, the rate dropped six-tenths from 7.4% to 6.8%. Grays Harbor and Pacific were among 13 counties in which the rate exceeded 6%.

Ferry County, in the northeastern part of the state, posted Washington’s highest rate, at 10.6%.

King County had the lowest jobless rate, at 2.1%.

Grays Harbor started the year at 8.3% and peaked at 8.6% in February.

The 7% rate for Grays Harbor County in December compares with 7.4% a year earlier.

Here’s how neighboring counties did in December 2019:

• Thurston, 4.4%

• Mason, 5.8%

• Jefferson, 5.3%

• Clallam, 6.3%